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Is Deadpool Ready to Lead X-FORCE into the Future?

Wade Wilson is many things: an elite special forces operative, the erstwhile roommate of an elderly blind woman, an assassin with a heart of gold, a sexually adventurous partner, and someone with superhuman regenerative powers. But there’s only one question on our minds after seeing Deadpool 2 and as we set the stage for the Drew Goddard-helmed X-Force movie: Is Wade Wilson a leader? Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth is a force of nature, but does he have what it takes to command an elite, black ops version of the X-Men, thus effectively carrying the franchise forward on his formidable shoulders? To find out, I traveled to New York City to ask the people who know Wade Wilson and Deadpool best: the stars and filmmakers behind Deadpool 2, including Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, David Leitch, and many more. Find out for yourself on today’s episode of Nerdist News Edition.

In addition to offering their sage wisdom on Deadpool’s leadership prospects, stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, and Julian Dennison all revealed to me where they’d like to see their characters go next. After all, quite a bit happens at the end of Deadpool 2 and in those post-credits scenes that will have potential implications for the future of the franchise. Considering that we only got the smallest slice of Cable’s expansive, ridiculous backstory, the sky is the limit for what we could expect to see from these characters on the big screen moving forward.

What do you think? Does Deadpool have what it takes to be a leader or is he better off as a solo act? What kind of movies would you like to see Fox make with these characters going forward? Let us know in the comments below.

Images: Fox

Additional reporting by Jesse B. Gill.

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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter (@DanCasey).

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